Jamie Cordes - M.M. B.M. Vocal Performance; Certification in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method - Level I, II and III is a versatile theatre artist. Jamie is as an educator, performer, stage director, and program director. He is a singing teacher in the Professional Acting Training Program at Wright State University and provides vocal training to musical theatre, acting, dance and theatre studies majors. Jamie’s performing opportunities have included: Billy Bigelow in Carousel, with Rockwell Productions where he became a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), James Livingston in a revival production of The New Yorkers with Seaside Music Theatre, Mr. Lyons in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. production of Blood Brothers and Man 1 in Oh, Coward! with Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Benjamin Stone in Follies in Concert with Short North Stage, Dan in Next to Normal with SRO Theatre, Robert Kincaid in The Bridges of Madison County with Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, and others. Opera performances with Lyric Opera Cleveland, The Ohio Light Opera, The University of Akron Opera Theatre, The Virginia Opera, and The Washington Savoyards.
Jamie is a proud Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton where he has performed as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, Dan in Next to Normal, Harold in The Full Monty, Ed in Torch Song Trilogy, Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Jason in Ordinary Days, Sam in Wait Until Dark, Major David Marshall in Right Next to Me and others. He has performed with local organizations including: Dayton Opera (Maximilian in Candide, Cascada in The Merry Widow), The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Bright Eyed Joy, a concert with Ricky Ian Gordon at Wright State University. Jamie has been involved in numerous new musical workshop productions at The Human Race Theatre Company that have allowed him to work with writers including Tony award winner, Brian Yorkey, David Spangler, Gregg Coffin, Joseph Thalken, Sean Michael Flowers, Larry Grossman, Duane Poole, and others.
Directing credits include LIZZIE, If/Then, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Lippa's, The Wild Party, Sondheim on Sondheim, Heathers, The Musical and several ArtsGala fundraiser events at Wright State University.
Jamie is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures and is the Program Director/Founder for the WSU Musical Theatre/Acting Preparatory Program (MAPP) for ages 12-18. MAPP is a community outreach for Wright State University. Many former MAPP students have attended top rated acting and musical theatre schools in the nation.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. ~Albert Einstein
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